Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Here is my entry for WordPress Daily Post Weekly Challenge with the topic of Beloved

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Love of a father and his child
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In Pairs 
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Everyone is busy in his own work – the dog was busy catching crabs and fish
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Twining Two. Mom and Girl

HandHolding

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Have a good day and stay blessed 🙂

ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY – CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – NOVEMBER 30, 2016

To begin with let me start with this wonderful quote by Swami Vivekananda:

Pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end.

– Swami Vivekananda 

In other words we are so focused to reach our destination or achieve our goal or target of life that we tend to forget the way we lead to it – the journey. The goal or target has a big mental projection on our minds which diverts our focus from the journey.

My entry for CWW this week is the roads surrounded with trees leading to the hills.

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Enjoy the minute details of lovely journey as you pass through trees, lochs and hills and in life enjoy the little packs of happiness while you are busy chasing your target. The destination or the target of the journey can only be enjoyed most when you had a memorable journey too. So pay details to your journey as it will help help you reach your destination, if the journey is good the destination ought to be achieved.

Thanks for reading by and wishing you have a wonderful journey in your life.

Loads of kisses and a BIG HUG 🙂

THIS IS MY ENTRY FOR CWWPC NOV 30, EVERY WEDNESDAY THIS CHALLENGE IS ROLLED OUT BY CEE NEUNER AND YOU CAN SHARE YOUR RENDITION OF A WAY – ROADS, PATHS, TRAILS…..

Take a break: Get Pampered by Nature….

If you were able to divide your time between two places evenly which place would it be.

People living an urban life will agree with the fact that we are blessed with enough courage and potential to fight the daily traffic, reach our work, empty our creative juices and then again steer clear the traffic and head home.

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Ascending to the hills, Adobe to heaven, Switching places.

To rejuvenate and refill the mind, body, soul and spirit we do take breaks. It pays to take some time off from our regular schedule whether it is at office or from home and plan for a change. It also gives us the immense opportunity to discover and explore new venues which this journey provides and it helps us grow further in our personal and professional life.

If I had the power to split places daily I would choose Manali. I have visited this Himalayan hill station thrice and it offered me to go back reloaded. Each of the visit is associated with a part of my life, while people would not like to visit the same place again then in my case I chose with a reason every time:

  • My first visit was when I just had started earning some penny and it was with my friends.
  • The second lap was when I got married – my wife saw the albums and insisted to take me there. So it became my second visit.
  • When my daughter grew up she was fascinated by watching our photographs(seems see inherited from her Mom) in ice covered mountains and the listening the stories which her Mumma had narrated that she succeeded in convincing me. We wanted to relive the moment with her and make her dream come true of making a snow man. So this became the third visit and it happened a few months back.

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Passing by the caves made by drilling mountains, salute to the engineers. This shortens the route by connecting the mountains.

The place is calm and quite and the ecology provides relaxation of the mind and soul. The cold weather provides immense warmth for the mind and body. You tend to forget all your worries and pain.

Besides the hill there are loads of pine trees, apple, plum, pear and cherry trees all around. In fact the place where we had out up had a orchard and we would ensure that we had our share daily.

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The place is also abode to many temples each having it’s own historic relevance and a story behind it. One such temple is associated with Sage Manu and it is believed that the place got his name from the sage.

Then there are Buddhist temple where you discover your inner-self by chanting:

Om Mani Padme Hum

A powerful mantra which echoes in the halls and transforms you. It means that you transform your impure mind, body and speech into a high and pure body, speech and mind of Buddha. 

 

Never miss out to enjoy the local food and restaurant by taking some tips from the locals and enjoy shopping from the traditional and ethnic markets with loads of steal deals to take away.

 

 

The visit to the snow cap Rohtang Pass is the USP. The paradise is uphill 50-60 kms. The snow capped mountain has a wide variety of sports activity besides skiing.  The wind blows very strong and is very cold and dry at times, with the pressure dipping it may add to bleeding. The temperatures dips to very low and usually you descned back before after noon.

Some random clicks from the snow capped hill top. 
Just a few people there, only you and the hills.
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Took a pause to capture the eternal view of light and shade.

As said good or bad time will pass and it is always hard to say good bye to this place.

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Back to business…

Good bye blue sky, good bye to see you back again soon….

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The sun setting in the mountains.

So take a break, lets recharge ourself and spend some quality time with the world we love the most our family.

10 years back we printed photographs for all occasions and maintained albums, Now I wonder after 10-15 years how do we ensure we have the digital photographs protected with us?

I have another hobby of creating a video every time I visit a place, this consists of the photographs as well as the videos and I do good editing in it. It takes quite some time to complete it. I made the video for this vacation too, however it was too long so in fact I will share a small sub set of it. Do take some time out and hope you enjoy watching it:

 

Have a great time ahead…. Keep travelling and posting.